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Academy Hostel

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Via Ricasoli 9, 50122 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #23 of 235 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly the location of this hostel could not be any better. It is about a 10-15 minutes walk from Santa Maria Novella train station and is within a minutes walk from the Duomo. This hostel is very centrally located from all the main sites within Florence, which makes exploring the city much less stressful. The rooms are very spacious and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two women; 1 senior 1 middle aged. Private room with bath on top floor. A really good spacious room dresser hanging cupboard walk in shower (yay!!) Beds comfy. Very very clean. Excellent laundry facilities. Wifi iffy on top floor, may be improved now. Best location. Have stayed there twice in last 3 years. Owner often on site making sure all... More 

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Province of Cuenca, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many pros and cons with this place. Pros - location is GREAT (minute walk to the duomo), rooms are very clean, breakfast is including (although it was not good), aperitivos every night which were good. Cons - staff was not friendly at all nor did they seem like they cared to help you, they have very strict rules (i.e.... More 

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Cordoba, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Facilities are very clean, hostel is literally half a block from the Duomo, and staff is (mostly) friendly. One female staff was very rude to me and yelled at me because I had set my purse on another bed (that had been empty for at least 2 nights) for literally 30 seconds while I pulled something from my locker--very over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great! It's pretty bare bones in terms of furnishing, but the rooms are super clean and the one we stayed in was quite pretty and large, with a decorative arch in the room! The people here are super nice and want to make sure you have a great stay. They make you feel at home and totally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I stayed at academy for 2 nights while I was in Florence. As far as location, you couldn't get anything better. It was located right next to the Duomo and about a 10-15minute walk from the main train station. It was very clean and the staff was amazing and always super helpful! they provide free breakfast which was a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous hostel. Very warm welcome, free dinner and breakfast. No bunk beds! The hostel considers itself to not be a party hostel, which to be honest was a little refreshing. The location is top notch - 1 minute from the cathedral and 10 minutes to the train station. I would definitely stay here again!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Academy is a warm (friendly) hostel in a central location, ideal for the solo traveller wishing a few days away in beautiful Florence. A 15 minute walk to the main train station, 1 minute from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and short/enjoyable walks to the main sights and streets. My 4-bed dorm came with clean bedding, a towel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Firstly, the location can hardly be beaten. It's about a 10-15 minute walk to the train station, and everything else you might want to see is within walking distance (Florence is small so everything is easy to get to). Staff were helpful and gave good advice on things to do. Breakfast was simple but kept you going in the morning.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This hostel is in the best location. It is two minutes from the Duomo and within walking distance to all major tourist activities and sites, leather markets and supermarkets. It is a very nice and clean hostel, with 24 hour reception and they have breakfast each morning complimentary and wine and a small snack at about 6:30pm. The rooms are... More 

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